Top ten infomercials

Counting down our favorite infomercials of all time (now with 50% more commercial!)

Rebecca Ford
February 5, 2009

941107_ratio3x4_width180Infomercials get a bad rap, but they’re really like itty-bitty movies. They’ve got a crisis (“I’m too fat!” or “My knives are dull!” or “My shammy is insufficiently absorbent!”), a climax (usually accompanied by ooohs, aaahs and canned applause from a nonexistent studio audience) and a resolution (“Thank you, Thighmaster!”). They’ve got all the glitz and glam of Hollywood, plus a creepy vibe from someone trying to convince you to buy a personal dehydrator.

We’ve gathered up the craziest, strangest and most illogical infomercials from the past couple of decades. From exercise equipment to culinary swag, our list of the best infomercials this side of 3:30 a.m. will make you want to pick up the phone and dial for your very own Snuggie, Miracle Blade or [gulp] Tiddy Bear…..

See the list (with video!) at Metromix.